Homer’s The Odyssey is considered to be the world’s first novel. This epic poem, written around the 8th century BCE, tells the story of King Odysseus’s tumultuous 10-year journey home following the 10...
Drs. Lombardo, Pepe, Carlucci, and Cremonini present an approach in which bonded lingual buttons and archwire segments are used to correct severe lower anterior crowding in conjunction with clear aligner treatment. The case shown here was completed in only six months.
This unilateral mini-implant-assisted rapid palatal expander (MARPE), as described by Drs. Banankhah and Uribe, has an attached tongue crib for open-bite treatment. Palatal temporary anchorage devices are placed on the non-crossbite side to help achieve unilateral skeletal expansion.
This case shows forced eruption of an impacted lower first molar with dilacerated roots using light elastics anchored by a miniplate in the opposing arch. Fixed appliances were placed to finish the case; 10-year follow-up records confirm the stability of the results.
This simple Isoglide eruption spring applies a light, continuous traction force to an impacted canine without the need for reactivation. As Dr. Coleman illustrates, it can bring the canine into the arch within one or two appointments.
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In a new JCO feature, Drs. Ludwig, Venugopal, Wiechmann, and Nanda outline the procedure for computer-aided design and manufacturing of a boneborne palatal expander. An online video demonstrates the technique, and a link is provided to download an accompanying STL file.
A nationwide survey tabulates orthodontists’ marketing activities in an effort to develop metrics for tracking optimum results. Gross revenue, case starts, and conversion rates are cross-referenced with various marketing procedures, and the philosophies of millennial doctors are compared with those of non-millennials.
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Bony defects can present challenges in the orthodontic treatment of adult patients.1,2 Some studies have indicated that orthodontic movement into an intraosseous defect has no beneficial effect on tis...
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